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This week, one of the west’s leading Muslim scholars, Abdal Hakim Murad, offers his perspective on violence against Christians in the Middle East; Léonie Caldecott recalls the happiest day of Pope John Paul II’s life; pro-life MP Nadine Dorries says churches have been pathetic in the fight to reform abortion law; and Stuart Reid writes about the love that Dorothy Day gave up to follow Christ. Plus, we report on the disclosure by White Stripes singer Jack White that he once considered the priesthood.